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Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, November 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
20 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
35 tweeters
reddit
4 Redditors

Citations

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4 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
37 Mendeley
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Title
Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum
Published in
PLoS ONE, November 2019
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0225098
Pubmed ID
Authors

Colin Klein, Peter Clutton, Adam G. Dunn

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 16%
Researcher 5 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Master 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Other 11 30%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 8 22%
Psychology 5 14%
Computer Science 4 11%
Neuroscience 3 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Other 9 24%
Unknown 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 199. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 June 2020.
All research outputs
#85,598
of 15,313,212 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#1,649
of 154,310 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,219
of 353,046 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#5
of 153 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,313,212 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 154,310 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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